Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe ♥★✚

Dear campus community, This Pride month is like none other. COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of parades across the country in support of the LGBT community. Still, there is so much to reflect upon about how inclusive the United States is in 2020. In a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this [...]

Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe ♥★✚2020-06-30T10:46:42-07:00

Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚

Dear campus community, Today the campus observes the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. It refers to the date when enslaved Black men, women and children in the state of Texas collectively marked their emancipation at the end of the Civil War. Since then, Juneteenth not only commemorates the ending of chattel slavery [...]

Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚2020-07-09T13:38:36-07:00

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚

A Message from Chancellor Howard Gillman To the Anteater community: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that, for the time being, upholds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an executive order from the Obama administration that allows employment eligibility and deferment from deportation to people who were brought into the [...]

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚2020-06-19T09:55:04-07:00

Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department [...]

Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:38:36-07:00

Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚

  Friends, We have watched in horror and grief as the events of the last few weeks transpired, exposing systematic anti-Black racism as persistent, pervasive, and lethal. It is a fundamental issue that plagues our society and reminds us that our work is far from done. While we can look back on the progress made [...]

Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚2020-07-09T13:38:38-07:00

An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI community, I think we can all appreciate that this has been a difficult week. UC Irvine Health came together this afternoon to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We knelt at our desks, in clinic halls, on hospital wards, and outdoors. We all took a knee in solidarity, humility, and awareness. We came together in remembrance of George [...]

An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:38:38-07:00

Library Resources on Racism and Diversity

New Ebook Collection: Understanding and Combatting Racism The UCI Libraries stands in solidarity with the campus in its stance against anti-blackness, and as allies against racism.   To support the campus educational role and intellectual discourse on this timely topic, the Libraries offer a new ebook collection in OverDrive: Understanding and Combatting Racism. To access this collection, [...]

Library Resources on Racism and Diversity2020-07-09T13:38:38-07:00

UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.

Black Life is Sacred. Our spirit is truly with all of our Black community members at this time. We mourn and grieve for the families and loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and acknowledge many local racist and anti-Black incidents that have not received the same amount of national attention. [...]

UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.2020-07-09T13:38:38-07:00

A message from President Napolitano to the UC community about George Floyd’s death and related protests ♥ ★ ✚

To the University of California community: I write to share with you the statement of my outrage over the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the many Black lives lost before him. Like many of you, I am incensed over the continued brutality against people of color in communities across the [...]

A message from President Napolitano to the UC community about George Floyd’s death and related protests ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:40:53-07:00

In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI Community: We watched with shock and horror the video of a white policeman callously, even casually, kneeling on the neck of an unarmed and unresisting black man until that man was dead, while other policemen stood by and watched.  This brutal and racist act was like something out of Mississippi during Jim Crow, [...]

In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:40:53-07:00